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    It is a shocker. I like many believed this government party would drop to single digits in the by election. But I didn't see 4% coming. The bad weather, voter disillusionment and the reduced hours at polling stations all contributed no doubt to this shocking low %.

    The candidate was able though. And RTE were more than fair, as was the Irish Times, in giving Labour air and print time.

    What's next folks for the Labour Party? How can they increase support before the Locals? I wonder what Deputy Shortall, Keaveney etc are doing right now.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...HNGxJOFE#gid=0

    Just wondering, seeing as both FG and FF have much to be pleased about and Labour not so, if the issue of abortion also was a factor ...
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    It's going to be "Gilmore's way or Labour's way"

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    Perhaps those in the party, who are not detached from reality, could meet in a phone box somewhere to discuss this electoral disaster!

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    It maybe a shocker - but it is fu@king brilliant. Nice to see the smug, contemptuous grin wiped off the faces of Gilmore and Rabbitte

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    It is a shocker. I like many believed this government party would drop to single digits in the by election. But I didn't see 4% coming. The bad weather, voter disillusionment and the reduced hours at polling stations all contributed no doubt to this shocking low %.

    The candidate was able though. And RTE were more than fair, as was the Irish Times, in giving Labour air and print time.

    What's next folks for the Labour Party? How can they increase support before the Locals? I wonder what Deputy Shortall, Keaveney etc are doing right now.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...HNGxJOFE#gid=0
    I think Labour's lies contributed more than anything else you have mentioned.

    And by the way, how can any media organisation be more than fair - if they were more than fair they would be biased and that would never happen with our National Broadcaster or the paper of the upper classes.

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    I don't think Gilmore and Rabbitte give a damn to be quite honest. The Labour Party has been put into administration by its own leadership. The Labour Party leadership are simply doing nothing less than directors of a business in Ireland do when it is on the skids- filling their own boots and walking away from the workers and leaving the state to pick up the pieces.
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    So what happens next?
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    The party leadership need to go if Labour want to steady the ship. Gilmore/Rabitte/Howlin all toxic for the party nationally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamportsEdge View Post
    I don't think Gilmore and Rabbitte give a damn to be quite honest. The Labour Party has been put into administration by its own leadership.
    You have just hit the nail on the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitchcock View Post
    It maybe a shocker - but it is fu@king brilliant. Nice to see the smug, contemptuous grin wiped off the faces of Gilmore and Rabbitte
    There's something about the Labour Party which makes them more contemptible than FF and so when they have a result like this the satisfaction is arguably greater.

    It could have something to do with the fact that they're a shower of lying champagne socialist bastárds who'd sell their granny down the Swanee for a sniff of power.

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